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Drug information on Thyrosec (50 mcg) (Thyroxine) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Thyrosec (50 mcg)

  Tablet  
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Thyroxine
 97.60
50mcg
100 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Thyrosec (50 mcg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Thyrosec (50 mcg)

Nervousness, excitability, tremor, muscle weakness, cramps, increased sweating, flushing, heat intolerance, headache, insomnia, rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, excessive weight loss, menstrual irregularities, diarrhea and vomiting.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adults: Initial dose of 50-100mcg increased by 25-50 mcg at 3-4 weeks interval. Max: 150-300mcg daily.
Children: 25-150-mcg daily with 25mcg increments every 2-4 weeks.

How to use Thyrosec (50 mcg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

When is Thyrosec (50 mcg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with untreated hyperthyroidism, recent heart attack and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Thyrosec (50 mcg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of difficulty in swallowing, heart disease, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, anemia, sugar, osteoporosis, fertility problems, other thyroid problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Monitor blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Thyrosec (50 mcg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Thyrosec (50 mcg)

Store it at room temperature.



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